Take the hassle out of the holidays and dine out this Thanksgiving. From the Bywater to the Central Business District, the Crescent City is swarming with restaurants open on Thanksgiving so you can spend less time coordinating and more time celebrating.

Paul Broussard, NOTMC

The French Quarter

Seafood, sweets, and signature cocktails - Thanksgiving in the French Quarter is just as savory and unique as it sounds. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving spread or authentic New Orleanian cuisine, check out this list of French Quarter eateries open on Thanksgiving Day.

Arnaud’s Restaurant
Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard
The Court of Two Sisters
Bourbon House
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
Doris Metropolitan New Orleans
Hard Rock Cafe
Mr. B’s Bistro
Oceana Grill
Red Fish Grill
Rib Room

Central Business District/ Downtown 

Known for its bustling bistros and bars, the Central Business District is no stranger to fine dining - even on Thanksgiving. Freshly-baked sweets, seafood, and New Orleans classics can all be found and indulged upon this Thanksgiving in the CBD.

Commons Club
Fountain Lounge
Josephine Estelle
Luke Restaurant
Restaurant August (Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. only)
The Roosevelt Hotel ballroom (Brunch)
Tommy's Cuisine

Sheila Tahvildari, QED Hospitality

Uptown/Garden District

Uptown New Orleans is home to stunning architecture, endless shopping, and an extensive list of the city's best eateries - making it the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving Day. Shake things up this holiday season with a visit to one of the Garden District's restaurants open this Thanksgiving.

The Chloe
Jack Rose
Lula Restaurant
Mister Mao

Other Notable NOLA Neighborhoods

Throughout the city, you can find other restaurants with their doors wide open and ready for Thanksgiving festivities. From Mid-City to the Marigny, here are a few more spots to consider this November.

The Elysian Bar
Compere Lapin
Copeland's of New Orleans (multiple locations)
Ralph’s on the Park